Special Events

Save the Date for Family Connections’
40th Anniversary Event!

Family Connections is having an all-star celebration for its 40th Anniversary:

Thursday, July 20, 2023
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Music Box Supper Club

We will be awarding Champions Awards to a philanthropic individual/family, community supporter, and community partner (Carolyn Grossman Award) who have each done so much for parent support and early literacy.

Tickets are $125 per person, with sponsorship levels beginning at $1,000.  Click the donate button below to purchase or email for more information: bhajek@familyconnections.org

Donations can also be submitted to us via US mail anytime:Family Connections
11811 Shaker Blvd, Suite 220
Cleveland, OH  44120
Your gift helps Family Connections make a significant difference in the lives of families with young children. Thank You!Family Connections is a 501(c)(3)

21st DadsDay Run – Register here!

The Family Connections DadsDay Run is celebrating its 21st anniversary! Since the beginning we have raised over $500,000 in net proceeds to support our mission of engaging families with young children. This race would not be here today without the tireless effort of Peter Nagsky and his family.

Runners, walkers (bring your dog!), and strollers with kids are all invited to register to participate in the race.

LOCATION:  It will be held, rain or shine, at the Colonnade near the Shaker Main Library and the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Center.  There will be free food and beverages, plus special appearance by Ninja Nutin who won American Ninja Warrior Jr Season 2, Flower Clown, and Devon the DJ will be on-hand to add to the fun.

Race Start Time:

  • 8:00 AM  – 5 Miler
  • 8:05 AM – 1 Mile
  • 9:15 AM – KidsSprint Run

Runner Perks:

  • T-shirt with new design
  • Food, drink, and entertainment
  • Awards for: Age Group, Overall, Stroller Division, Run-With-Your-Dog Division
  • Dogs are welcome!
  • KidsSprint – All kid’s will receive a bib and ribbon, and the option to purchase a t-shirt.

DadsDay Run is an important event for Family Connections and we will continue this annual community tradition with a live run! This fundraiser provides significant financial support to allow us to continue to provide programs and services to families raising young children.

Course Map
Click Here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38184000


THANK YOU to all of our 2022 Sponsors




Ben & Jerry’s, Catalyst Events & Design, DYO, Giant Eagle, New Image Photography, Smithfeld

We are grateful for the generosity and support of our Sponsors!